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Old 11-22-2017, 05:35 PM
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Default Oil Cooler Shutters (Now Available)

... We now have our new & improved oil cooler air control shutters
up and available for immediate shipment on our website. I would
like to say "Thank You" to all the guys that per-ordered, and waited
for us (too long through the delays) to get these out. We are filling
all the back orders now but still have about 430 units, so not much
danger of running out. Thanks again, Allan...
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:44 PM
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Default Someone's going to ask

... might as well be me.

Allan, are these louvers able to be operated with RC servos/linear actuators, or would it require too much torque to overcome whatever operating friction there is in the setup?

Just wondering if there are alternatives to the Bowden cable.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:42 PM
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Default So whereís the pitch?

Itís safe to assume this will be another quality from Alan and Co., but whereís the pitch? Iíve been wondering about the need for a oil cooler shut off on an IO-320 which will be operated in Minnesota winters? Is there a need?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:49 AM
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Is there a need?
I'm down here in "warm" NC, and I definitely need to reduce the air to the oil cooler in winter if I want the oil temp to run in the green. With full air flow, the oil temp stays below 160 the entire time. I guess only you can determine whether your airplane has a similar need.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:58 AM
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I'm in Louisiana and I need to block my cooler in the winter if I want my oil to warm up to where it needs to be.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:52 AM
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...Iíve been wondering about the need for a oil cooler shut off on an IO-320 which will be operated in Minnesota winters? Is there a need?
Yes. I fly an RV-9A out of Hutchinson, about 50 miles from you. I need to block the oil cooler almost 1/2 the year.

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Old 11-23-2017, 04:44 PM
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It’s safe to assume this will be another quality from Alan and Co., but where’s the pitch? I’ve been wondering about the need for a oil cooler shut off on an IO-320 which will be operated in Minnesota winters? Is there a need?

Thanks in advance!
We have an RV4 in Holmen, Wisconsin and need to block our oil cooler 9 or 10 months of the year and the oil still barely gets to 190.
I almost feel that in the northern climates you may not even need an oil cooler except maybe for long sustained climbs.
If you are going to install an oil cooler in the climates up here for sure purchase the smallest one available. Maybe even use 3/8 (-6) diameter hoses not 1/2 (-8) which will make the installation easier.
My 2 cents worth.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:43 PM
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Thanks for the quick answers, appreciate the advice!
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:01 AM
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Default Dimensions?

What are the dimensions of the oil cooler air shutter?
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:33 AM
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... might as well be me.

Allan, are these louvers able to be operated with RC servos/linear actuators, or would it require too much torque to overcome whatever operating friction there is in the setup?

Just wondering if there are alternatives to the Bowden cable.
Hello
all
... We could easily do this with one of our linier actuators, and had originally
planed to offer this as an option (We can do this if so desired). After thinking
about it I came to the conclusion
that not much is as dependable as a cable. If you had a actuator failure, or any
kind of electrical problem, requiring the shut down of the master switch, and the
shutter was closed at the time, you now have a possible over temperature issue
in the making. After playing all the possible scenarios in my head, I thought it
best to play it safe and only offer the manual version of the product.
Thanks, Allan..
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